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Travel Regulations

There are a number of policies and guidelines that pertain to travel. The overarching policy for Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is Title 41, electronic Code of Federal Regulation (41 eCFR).

Where the FTR allows Agency flexibility, the Departmental Travel Handbook further defines DOCs travel policies. The OFM/OFRIC, Travel Management Division, is responsible for the Travel Handbook. A DOC policy expert can be reached at (202) 482-1818.

Federal Travel Regulations and Related Files

  • FTR Amendment and Bulletins
  • Employee Relocation Management Policy
    • If you are an executive entering or leaving government services as part of a presidential transition, you are eligible for special allowances to cover some relocation expenses.  See the GSA Presidential Transition Policy for information on new appointees and departures.  
  • Office of the Secretary Relocation Assistance
    • The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) will provide end-to-end relocation services, including counseling, and shipment of household goods coordination.  

Other travel-related guidance includes:

Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)

Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM)

United States Census Bureau - Travel and Transportation Information

 (Internal to Census)

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration - Travel and Transportation Information (Internal to NOAA)

United States Patent & Trademark Office - Travel and Transporation Information

(Internal to PTO)